20 weeks pregnant and cant sleep

I think lack of sleep is at the top of the list when it comes to hard to deal with pregnancy symptoms. When I was pregnant and reading EVERYTHING I could find on the topic, a lot of articles said that my second trimester would be so wonderful. That I would regain all of my energy, that I would feel much more comfortable. That I would feel beautiful and glowing, that I would start getting more sleep again.. pshh.

I felt awful through my whole pregnancy. I was happy beyond belief but uncomfortable and in pain all the time. And sleep? lol..cute.

So.. I hate to be a debbie downer here but some women just go through things a big tougher than others. People told me to make my room a sanctuary, to take a (safe) bath, candles, music, the whole shabang. Know what that did? Made me sad and paranoid that I'd never be able to light candles freely and on any surface of the house like I used to.

You have to find what works for you. If it's a nap in the middle of the day when the tv is on, great! If you have to kick the hubs onto the couch because it's the only way you can sleep, fantastic! But it is different for everyone. Above all, talk to your doctor if you start getting concerned about it.

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    06/09/14
    amanda
    It was the worst. I had a hard time falling asleep and then every little thing would wake me up. And once I was up I was up. I actually bought ear plugs my first pregnancy to try to drown out some noise so I could sleep.
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